Music for Jazz Sunday, Thanksgiving and Advent
First Church will host masterful performances for our community.
(Posted November 13, 2015)
This week, Doug Hartline and his ensemble will provide the music for Jazz Sunday. This is the final Jazz Sunday until January of next year. If you haven’t been to a Jazz Sunday, you will hear special arrangements of the hymns and other musical selections supported by guitar, bass and drums. Ginny Hull Hartline’s lovely alto voice will lead the congregation in the singing of the hymns.
November 22 is our Thanksgiving Service. The choir will provide special music for this service. Favorite hymns, and special arrangements of these hymns should make for a festive, joyous reflection of our thankfulness to God for all our blessings.
That very same day, The Master Chorale, directed by Tina Heinrich, will perform a variety of selections. This concert will be held at our church and begins at 3pm. There is a $25 charge at the door. She usually has a varied selection of music, some seasonal, sung by an excellent chorus.
Advent begins on November 29 with the “Hanging of the Greens.” Advent is, of course, an exciting time of year and will be celebrated here with songs of the season as Preludes, hymns, anthems and Postludes, and even preservice music. If you have a favorite carol or seasonal hymn that you would like to hear, please tell me. The following Sunday, December 6th our church school children will be singing at the service. Pat Moriarty will be rehearsing with the children during the upcoming Sundays.
Then, on FRIDAY – December 4th, the annual presentation of The Messiah will be held right here at First Church! A chorus of about 100 voices will present Handel’s most popular work. The chorus of the Danbury Music Centre, along with a string ensemble, organ and harpsicord will accompany the chorus. This is free to the public who in the past has usually filled the pews and balcony chairs.
Inner peace through music, Jim Moriarty